If you have an infant, you’ve probably discovered that whether you planned to use store-bought jarred baby food or not, you found yourself with tons of baby food jars. Or perhaps you came across a bunch of jars at a garage sale and were sure they would be useful for something around the house…but what? The glass baby food jar has yet to fully give way to plastic for many reasons, and one of those is that there’s still a demand for the jars after the food in them has been eaten! Here are a few ideas using baby food jars that don’t involve baby food:
Candle Holder: Have you been trying to figure out how to display your little tealights without getting wax all over the place? Small candles are a perfect fit for lidless baby food jars! Add a little ribbon around the rim for a festive touch.
Spice Jars: Baby food jars generally come in 2 to 4oz sizes, perfect for bulk or home-dried spices. Make sure they are rinsed well and completely dry before putting the spices in! You can write labels on tape on the lids, or go creative and paint the lids with chalkboard paint and use chalk to write the labels.
Bug Catching Jars: Do you have a little one who likes to go bug hunting? Poke some air holes in the baby food jar lid with a nail (be careful, the underside of the holes may be sharp) and go bug hunting! When you’re done observing your bug, it’s easy to unscrew the lid and let it back into the wild!
Odds and Ends: Do you have lots of buttons lying around? Hair ties that end up everywhere? Beads for multiple art projects? Baby food jars are great for storing lots of little things in. They stack all right, and a properly screwed-on lid won’t easily pop off, spilling its contents everywhere!
What other uses for baby food jars have you discovered?
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